Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments – May 2, 2020

PASTOR

Very Rev. John J. O’Connor, from pastor of Incarnation, Queens Village, and from dean of Queens 7 Deanery, to pastor of St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose, while remaining director of the Diocesan Liturgical Office, effective June 30.

Rev. John Francis, from pastor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica, to pastor of St. Fidelis, College Point, effective June 30.

Rev. Jovito B. Carongay, Jr., from pastor of Ascension, Elmhurst, to pastor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica, effective June 30.

Rev. Carlos C. Velásquez, from pastor of St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, to pastor of St. Brigid, Bushwick, effective June 30.

Rev. Frank Schwarz, from pastor of American Martyrs, Bayside, to pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills, effective June 30.

Rev. Peter J. Rayder, from parochial vicar to pastor of American Martyrs, Bayside, effective June 30.

Rev. Fulgencio Gutierrez, from pastor of SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsburg, to pastor of St. Michael, Sunset Park, effective June 30.

Rev. Manuel de Jesús Rodriguez, from pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jamaica, to pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, effective June 30.

Rev. Kevin P. Abels, from pastor of St. Sebastian, Woodside, to pastor of Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, effective June 30.

Rev. Patrick J. West, from pastor of Corpus Christi, Woodside, to pastor of St. Sebastian, Woodside, effective June 30.

Rev. Josephjude C. Gannon, to pastor of Incarnation, Queens Village, while remaining pastor of St. Gerard Majella Shrine, Hollis, and chaplain of York College, Jamaica, effective June 30.

ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Anacleto S. Asebias, Jr., from parochial vicar of Holy Family, Fresh Meadows, to administrator of Ascension, Elmhurst effective June 30.

Rev. Nicholas Apollonio, from parochial vicar of St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis, Borough Park, to administrator of St. Gabriel, East Elmhurst, effective May 1.

Rev. Victor M. Bolaños, from parochial vicar to administrator of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jamaica, effective June 30.

Rev. John Gribowich, from post ordination studies and from residence at St. Charles Borromeo, Brooklyn Heights, to administrator of St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope, and to administrator of St. Augustine, Park Slope, while remaining in ministry at DeSales Media, Inc., effective June 30.

Rev. Jason N. Espinal, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, to administrator of SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsburg, while remaining associate vicar for Migration and Ethnic Apostolates, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. Jonas C. Achacoso, from parochial vicar of Queen of Angels, Sunnyside, to administrator of Corpus Christi, Woodside, while remaining in ministry at The Tribunal of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and liaison to the Ecclesial Movements, effective June 30.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Baltazar Sanchez, Sch.P., from parochial vicar to administrator of St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, and to coordinator of ministry to Mexican Immigrants effective June 30.

RETIRED

Rev. Msgr. Dennis Herron, from pastor of St. Fidelis, College Point, and from dean of Queens 4 Deanery, to senior priest status, and to residence at Resurrection – Ascension, Rego Park, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. John A. McGuirl, from pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. Edward A. Ryan, from pastor of St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose, to senior priest status, and to residence outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Msgr. Raymond P. Roden, from pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, to spiritual director of Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, effective June 30.

Very Rev. Joseph G. Fonti, to dean of Queens 4 Deanery, while remaining pastor of St. Mel, Flushing, and director of Ministry and Life of Priests, and associate director of the Sacred Heart Institute, Huntington, effective June 30.

Very Rev. Michael J. Lynch, to dean of Queens 7 Deanery, while remaining pastor of Our Lady of the Cenacle, Richmond Hill, and vicar of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, effective June 30.

Rev. Vincentius Do, to dean of Brooklyn 8 Deanery, while remaining pastor of St. Agatha, Bay Ridge, and Brooklyn coordinator of ministry to Chinese immigrants, effective June 30.

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